So you are in the middle of the road and your truck suddenly develops a problem. It’s the kind of experience many truck drivers wouldn’t want to be in. But it happens, though not frequently. If you have never experienced it before, lucky you. But be prepared because it may happen any day. The worse is if it happens at night or in a place you are not familiar with, probably very far away from home. However, if your truck develops problems along a journey, you must know how to stay safe. That should be the most important thing. So what do you do to be safe in a time of emergency like this?
- Park Your Truck in A Safe Place
It might happen right in the middle of the road but you mustn’t leave your truck in the middle of the road. So the first thing is to look for a way to take your truck off the road. You may need assistance to do that and don’t hesitate to call for help. However, be careful who you seek help from. You should understand that there are always some bad people waiting for an opportunity to steal or harm others. Hence, if a stranger offers you help, or you want to ask a stranger for help, be cautious.
- Put Up the Caution Sign
As a precaution, you must have the caution signs in your truck so put them a few feet in front and behind where you parked your truck. You must also put on your emergency light. Unfortunately, your truck’s fault involves the battery; the light might not be functional. But just try your best to alert other road users of our parked truck.
- Know Who to Call and Call Them
It is part of the safety precaution to always know who to call in the time of emergency. So your phone is among your precaution tools. It must be available all the time when you are on a trip and it must be active. You must also have the number of companies to call for assistance during an emergency on it. Now is the time to use it. Take out your phone, call for help and be sure it is coming. Throughout the time you wait, make sure that you are in constant contact with the people coming to help you.
- Inform Your Family and Friends
While you wait also inform your company about the situation. It would be safer if you also inform your household, family, and friends. That might even be for the sake of letting them know where you are and the condition you are in. You never can tell, someone may be near to render support or know someone who can give you instant assistance or just keep your company.
- Confirm the Identity of the Technicians Sent to You
So when the assistance arrives, confirm it is from the company you called. You wouldn’t want some dubious people to steal our truck. It will be ideal to check and confirm their identity.
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